Date Sweetened Apple Cobbler

Apple cobbler is a very popular dessert. We give it an update by using gluten-free flour and substituting date paste and coconut sugar for regular table sugar. It’s the perfect and delicious ending to a family meal.

Photo of Date Sweetened Apple Cobbler made with DateME All Natural Date Paste


For the Filling:

  • 3-3½ lbs. apples (any firm, tart apple)
  • ½ Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ¾ cup DateME Date Paste
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

For the Topping:

  • 1⅓ cup flour (we used a gluten-free flour blend)
  • ⅔ cup oat flour
  • 5 Tbsp. sugar or coconut sugar
  • scant 1 tsp. baking powder
  • heaping 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, cold and cut into chunks
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Peel and chop the apples into small pieces. Toss chopped apples in the lemon juice.
  3. Grease a baking dish and pour the apples into it and set aside.
  4. In a saucepan, heat the coconut milk, date paste, and butter over medium-low heat. Heat and stir occasionally until the date paste melts into the liquid.
  5. Add the water and cinnamon and stir until the sauce bubbles. Remove from heat and mix with the apples.
  6. To make the topping, combine the coconut milk and lemon juice and allow to sit for a minute.
  7. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oat flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the pieces of butter and use a pastry blender or the back of a fork to work the butter into the dry ingredients until a crumbly mixture forms.
  8. Add the coconut milk and lemon mixture and gently work it until a dough forms.
  9. Cut the dough into six pieces and gently flatten each piece into a circular/oval shape. Lightly press the dough onto the apples. Do this until the entire baking dish is covered.
  10. Bake the cobbler uncovered for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden. Serve on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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